Wow! We’re already one-third of the way through this challenge, and I’ve been impressed (as usual) by the creative approaches to each prompt. It never fails to amaze and delight me to see a prompt take life once in the hands of poets.
For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt:
- Write a deal poem.
- Write a no deal poem.
Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!
In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.
Here’s my attempt at a Deal and/or No Deal Poem:
let’s talk this out
before we stop
no need to shout
or call the cops
let’s make a deal
strike an accord
i know you feel
broken & bored
but for tonight
let’s have some fun
until the night’s
killed by the sun
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He does like to rhyme from time to time.
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